Today I have a candid and entertaining chat with the dynamo that is Melissa Stefano! Mel worked in education for 25 years, she’s worked as a consultant and as a coach, plus, she’s a highly awarded choreographer. Suffice to say, Mel had a lot going on; she was a busy and successful business woman and then she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Mel’s world changed but in ways that you might not imagine.
Mel was struck by the language around cancer which is often hostile and full of war metaphors and she did not want to take this on. Mel decided to work towards reframing the way we see cancer. She says, “Cancer is not a war, it is a transformational experience. But, it is more than that – it’s a rise to wisdom.” From Mel’s cancer experience and her deep wish to help others with cancer, came the creation of Cancer Confidence.
I hope you enjoy this warm and engaging chat. Mel will be back soon to update us on the new developments, including a new website, happening at Cancer Confidence.